“Masai herdsmen were the first collectors of Tanzanite”
Indeed, we have quite a collection of cuts and weights, all superbly chatoyant and rich. Take this one, such an elegant cut and at 2.05cts, neither modest nor ostentatious – a touch of class!
7.10mm x 9.16mm & 3.90 from base to table.
This luscious Tanzanite would make a resplendent claw-set pendant or occasional Solitaire Ring – the reason being that Tanzanite is a 6 on the Mohs Scale of hardness, fluorite (toothpaste compound) is a 1 and Diamonds are a 10, so an occasional ring would be safer
No gem discovered in East Africa has had more of an impact on the world gemstone market than tanzanite, found for the first time in 1967 and named after the country of its birth by Tiffany & Co in New York, who introduced the gemstone to the world market in 1969. There are several mines within the Merelani range, located in the Simanjiro district, at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro.